Posts Tagged ‘music’

Sam’s Biggest Fan

// September 12th, 2006 // 79 Comments » // Kids, Life, Music

Archie is absolutely obsessed with the Samuel Flynn Scott track, War Over Water. It all started when I posted the video to this blog a couple of weeks ago and Archie wanted to watch it every night before he went to bed. So then I played it to him on the stereo and now we have to listen to it roughly 50 times a day. Unfortunately as soon as it goes into the next track, he makes us skip back to War Over Water again. It says something for the brilliance of the track that I can still enjoy it!!

You want proof? Check out this clip… (sorry about the quality)

Journey With Me Through iTunes

// March 26th, 2006 // 52 Comments » // Internets

Stealing this meme from Wanda and Hers.

These were the instructions: Go to your music player of choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud, and press play. Use the song title as the answer to the question

How does the world see you?
‚ÄúStay the Night” – Mariah Carey.
Oh my god! I’m a slut!!

Will I have a happy life?
“Conditioner” – Wu Tang Clan feat Snoop Dogg
Hmm, not sure how to interpret this one. I should be using Pantene?

What do my friends really think of me?
“Army Jazz” – Audio Sauce
Yep, army jazz totally sums me up.

Do people secretly lust after me?
“How Would I Know” – Melissa Etheridge
Funnily enough this is exactly the right answer!

How can I make myself happy?
“The Boogie That Be” – Black Eyed Peas
Yes, boogie till you just can’t boogie no more, and you will be truly happy.

What should I do with my life?
“Stronger” – Britney Spears
This is the universe’s way of telling me to start going to the gym again.

Will I ever have children?
“Miuzi Weighs A Ton” – Public Enemy
I dunno about the uzi, but the children certainly weigh a ton when you are lugging them around the Newtown Festival because everytime you put them down, they either scream or run away as fast as their legs can carry them. Actually maybe an uzi would be kind of handy.

What is some good advice for me?
“3121″ – Prince
What sort of bloody advice is that?!? Thanks for nothing.

How will I be remembered?
“Good Enough” – Sarah McLachlan
Ha ha ha! I hope so!

What is my signature dancing song?
“Loving Days” – Kylie Minogue
Not really.

What do I think my current theme song is?
“Waltz” – Goldenhorse
Time to take up ballroom dancing – or is there a new series of Dancing With The Stars about to begin?

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
“Hot Night” – Me’shell Ndegeocello
Refer to “I am a slut”, above.

What song will play at my funeral?
“One More Dollar” – Gillian Welch
In my current financial crisis, yes please.

What type of men/women do you like?
“Higher [Journey To Heaven Mix]” – Frankie Knuckles

What is my day going to be like?
“No Plans For Later” – the Mutton Birds
Ha ha! If only! More like work, work, more work.

Well, that was slightly embarrassing, but no more than I deserve.

PS I used to hate Mariah Carey, but somehow have got totally addicted to her new album! I guess you can’t ignore a comeback like that.

Unappreciated Female Musical Geniuses

// November 10th, 2005 // 100 Comments » // Music, Obsessions

Right, back to the usual frivolity, and the exciting news that I got THREE great albums yesterday!

Firstly, of course, the new Kate Bush album, Aerial. I was greatly anticipating this as I’ve mentioned before, and it does not disappoint! Once again Kate has proven her utter originality and timeless musical brilliance. Favourite tracks so far are “Pi”, “Mrs Bartolozzi” (the infamous “washing machine” song and “Bertie” which is about her son and makes me cry! (Having sons of my own)

One of my naughty pleasures is the Russian “lesbian schoolgirl” band t.A.T.u. Their new album has been universally panned. But I love it. Something about their high pitched voices, intriguing Russian accents and frenzied techno pop just works for me. Plus they’re now doing a tortured bisexual angle on songs like “Loves Me Not”.

Finally I got an excellent Dolly Parton compilation, Mission Chapel Memories. It only covers Dolly tracks from 1971 to 1975, and includes classics like Jolene, as well as a host of brilliant obscure songs that really prove Dolly’s worth as a songwriter (again).

Rave Reviews!

// May 18th, 2005 // 67 Comments » // Life, Music

A great review for the Phoenix Foundation’s Pegasus that appeared in the Sunday Star Times.

Diverse and perverse – the new album from Wellington’s Phoenix Foundation seals its reputation as the best band in the country…

Ever loved a band so much it hurts? So much that you want to sing its praises to anyone who’ll listen? So much that if you were still a spotty adolescent you’d be writing its name on your pencil case? Then you’ll know I feel about Wellington’s Phoenix Foundation, a beardy band of under-stated and under-rated country-punk synth-rock pioneers who are, in my view, destined for greatness.

Read the full article or just buy the new album! I’ve been playing it non-stop, it really is astoundingly brilliant.

PS I like to think that the continual exposure of young Samuel to Madonna, Prince, the Bangles and Wham! also played a part in his musical development…

Pop Music

// November 8th, 2004 // 34 Comments » // Music

Seems like there is a wave of good pop music coming our way lately… When the world is in a terrible place, it’s good to forget one’s problems in a catchy hook and a nose tapping beat!

My top 5:

1) Destiny’s Child – Lose My Breath
2) Delta’s new album – Mistaken Identity
3) Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For
4) Britney – My Prerogative
5) Guy – Out With My Baby

I saw the TVC for Britney’s new perfume – it was very cool. Go Britters! Hope you had a nice honeymoon with the Love Rat.

At Cody Chestnutt

// April 14th, 2004 // 6 Comments » // Culture



// November 28th, 2003 // 7 Comments » // Music

I have been listening to the new Kylie and Britney albums. And I am quite impressed with both. Especially Britney. Not a girl, definitely a woman! And Kylie seems to have enlisted the lead singer from 80′s band Scritti Politti with her on one track… he has a very distinctive voice. I really loved that album Cupid & Psyche 85.

Hurray for pop music!

Current Playlist

// September 5th, 2002 // No Comments » // Internets

Added a new feature – Current Playlist. I discovered this WinAmp plugin that updates it live in realtime. Very self-indulgent. But an interesting experiment to see if it inhibits my mp3 listening – will I hesitate before playing that Britney Spears track?

Drowned Madonna

// August 28th, 2001 // No Comments » // Moviesandtv, Music

Just had lunch with my favourite babble buddy, Anthony C.P, who very kindly picked me up a copy of Romancing the Stone at the EzyDVD sale. I really love that movie – not quite up to Raiders of the Lost Ark of course but I still found Kathleen Turner quite crushilicious as a teenager. Watched the Madonna ‘Drowned World’ concert on Channel 9 last night and enjoyed most of it. Madonna did play the guitar a little bit more than was necessary, but she looked so happy and proud while she was doing it that I just couldn’t resent her for it. I loved the little country music segment and it was great to see some really butch female dancers looking totally hot. I’m sure Maddy has a bit of a thing for a butch in braces!

Here’s a very funny clip called ‘Truth in Advertising‘ (3.3 MB) – particularly amusing if you work for an advertising agency as I do! This clip is hosted on the equally fabulous site /usr/bin/girl of which these babblings are a pale imitation.

So, how about Aaliyah dying? Read a good theory that it was the curse of the Anne Rice movie adaptation. Think about it – River Phoenix dies just before he is to film Interview With The Vampire, and now Aaliyah just after she’d filmed Queen of the Damned. Spooky!